A design review is a meeting where the authors of program present its design

A design review is a meeting where the authors of

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A design review is a meeting where the authors of program present its design with the goal of improving software quality by benefiting from the experience of the people attending the meeting. A code review is held once the design has been implemented. This peer-oriented feedback also helps with knowledge exchange within the organization and offers coaching that can help the careers of the presenters.
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Shalloway suggests that formal design code reviews are often too late in the process to make a big impact on the result.( Shalloway 2002 ) He recommends to instead have earlier, smaller meetings that he calls “approach reviews.” The idea is to have a few senior developers assist the team in coming up with an approach to solve the problem. The group brainstorms about different approaches to help find a good one. If you plan to do a formal design review, Shalloway suggests that you first hold a “mini-design review” after the approach has been selected and the design is nearing completion. It involves the same people as before, but the purpose is to prepare for the formal review. The formal review itself should start with a high-level description of what the customers want. Then give the architecture of the software, showing the APIs of the components. It will be important to highlight the design patterns used at different levels of abstraction (see Chapter 11 ). You should expect to explain why you made the decisions, and whether you considered plausible alternatives. Depending on the amount of time and the interests of those at the meeting, the final phase would be to go through the code of the implemented methods. At all these phases, you can get more value from the review if you have a concrete list of questions or issues that you would like to hear about. One advantage of code reviews is that they encourage people outside your team to look at your comments as well as your code. As we don’t have a tool that can enforce the advice from Chapter 9 about making sure the comments raise the level of abstraction, the only enforcing mechanism is the code review. In addition to reviewing the code and the comments, inspections can give feedback on every part of the project in Plan-and-Document processes: the project plan, schedule, requirements, testing plan, and so on. This feedback helps with verification and validation of the whole project, to ensure that it is on a good course. There is even an IEEE standard on how to document the verification and validation plan for the project, which Figure 10.10 shows. 1. Purpose 5.4 Hardware V&V Processes, Activities and Tasks 2. Referenced documents 5.4.1Hardware Concept 3. Definitions 5.4.2 Hardware Requirements 4. V&V overview 5.4.3 Hardware Design 4.1 Organization 5.4.4 Hardware Fabrication 4.2 Master schedule 5.4.5 Hardware Integration Test 4.3 Integrity level scheme 5.4.6 Hardware Qualification Test 4.4 Resources summary 5.4.7 Hardware Acceptance Test 4.5 Responsibilities 5.4.8 Hardware Transition 4.6 Tools, techniques, and methods 5.4.9 Hardware Operation 5. V&V processes 5.4.10 Hardware Maintenance 5.1 Common V&V Processes, Activities and Tasks
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